First World Problems (Jane Doe Flash Fiction)

Carrot Ranch June 29 flash fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write about human needs.

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“I’m on a nail polish mission, right shade of coral, “ the woman says into her phone. “”Meet me at Starbucks? I’m dying for a macchiato before my appointment. All this stress, I need a massage! “

Jane picks up the smallest box of tampons, edges it under her hoodie sleeve. Don’t look around, that screams of guilt. She examines another box, as if comparing, puts it back, then casually puts her hands in her pockets, letting the first box slide down, hidden.

“And I need bronzing powder, and mascara.“ Moving away.

Jane rolls her eyes and makes for the door.


Author: Deborah Lee

I like trees, dreaming, magic, books, paper, floating, dreaming, rhinos, rocks, stargazing, wine, dragonflies, trains, and silence to hear the world breathe.

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